Comprised of 10 distinct neighborhoods, each lend a unique OC culture, charm, natural beauty, and history to the city. Ranked among the “Top 10 Resort Towns in the U.S.,” Newport Beach is also distinguished as one of the country’s “Top 10 Best Family Beaches.”

Famous for its upscale amenities and attractions including Fashion Island, Newport Harbor, Balboa Peninsula and Balboa Island, Corona Del Mar and Lido Marina, Newport Beach is also conveniently located near John Wayne Airport (SNA), Orange County’s only airport.  

Amazing hotels are on offer in Newport Beach including the world-class The Resort at Pelican Hill — the “No. 1 ranked Golf Resort in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler, complete with 36 championship holes of ocean view golf. People looking to find rejuvenation and retail therapy should treat themselves to a spa treatment at Fashion Island Hotel Newport Beach. For a unique waterfront stay, Balboa Bay Resort offers luxury and comfort on the harbor. The recently renovated Hyatt Regency Newport Beach features a new lounge and three pools including “Indulge” for adults only. Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel offers comfort and elegance along with cuisine featuring local and sustainable foods. Golf course views and the newly added rose garden at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa provide a tranquil atmosphere for your stay. Newport Beach Marriott Bayview offers stunning views of the Upper Newport Back Bay and the Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport Newport Beach offers guests lush landscaping and award-winning dining.

Learn more by requesting the Visit Newport Beach Visitors Guide.

Newport Beach in Orange County – Things to Do

With Newport Beach being one of the top resort destinations in the US, there is plenty to do outside of relaxing on the beach and staying at world-class hotels. If you are interested in unique attractions and fun, then you do not want to miss the Balboa Fun Zone. At this attraction, you can find the worlds longest ferris wheel ride, a plethora of arcade games, plenty of unique dining choices, and Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest.

Newport Beach is also a popular destination for boat rentals and expenditions. Whether you are looking for a deep-sea fishing adventure, dolphin and whale watching, or take a yacht out on the ocean,  AllWater Boat Rentals can help make your trip happen.

Of course, boating isn’t the only activity here to get you out on the water. Newport Beach is home to The Wedge, which is one of the most powerful beaches to surf in southern California.

So whether you are looking for upscale relaxation with world-renowned spas and hotels, fantastic surfing and fishing, or unique and groovy attractions, there is something for everyone in Newport Beach.